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Miniature amphora with model garland (Slender ovoid jar with two handles)

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Miniature amphora with model garland, flat base, and rolled rim: complete. The vessel was manufactured on the wheel and is unslipped. The mock-handles are applied; the "garland" detailed with pre-fired incised lines forming a crosshatch pattern around the upper portion of the pot. Some bits of...

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From Giza, G 4340 A, chamber, floor sand. G 14 Pot 9. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 2.9 cm; Base diameter: 1.9 cm; Height: 8.3 cm

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World